Concept- The ICS Linker, Linker II, and Basic controllers all have a Control Receiver audio and COS input. It is possible to modify any of these controllers to allow the audio being presented to the Control RX port to be passed onto the repeater transmitter output.
Advantages- The controller can be modified to allow audio from another source like a Weather Alert Radio to be retransmitted over the repeater without tying up a dedicated link port, or in the case of the Basic, it has no link port, but this mod will allow an additional audio path to exist.
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Modification- On the Linker and Linker II, by soldering a 10 K
resistor from Pin 7 of U2 to Pin 2 of U5, will send non switched audio from
the control RX amplifier output to the TX audio amp and you can then set
the audio level with the CTRL RX audio pot.
On the Basic, you would need to add a 1 uF cap and a 10 K resistor.
The cap goes to the wiper of R19 and then to the resistor. The other
side of the resistor would get soldered to Pin 9 of U3C.
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